© 2011


  • Sajeesh Kumar
  • Helen Snooks

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sajeesh Kumar
    Pages 1-3
  3. Isabel Amélia Costa Mendes, Simone De Godoy, Carlos Alberto Seixas, Maria Suely Nogueira, Maria Auxiliadora Trevizan, Leila Maria Marchi Alves et al.
    Pages 17-27
  4. K. Ganapathy, Aditi Ravindra
    Pages 47-59
  5. Takayasu Kawaguchi, Masumi Azuma, Masae Satoh, Yoji Yoshioka
    Pages 61-74
  6. Eun Kyoung Yun, Hyeoun-Ae Park
    Pages 75-82
  7. Antoni Zwiefka, Kazimierz Frączkowski
    Pages 95-106
  8. Carlos Zamarrón, Emilio Morete, Francisco Gonzalez
    Pages 107-118
  9. Sinclair Wynchank, Jill Fortuin
    Pages 119-129
  10. Inger Holmström
    Pages 131-142
  11. Julie Peconi, Helen Snooks, Alison Porter
    Pages 143-152
  12. Ian St George, Janet Harp
    Pages 165-177
  13. Janet L. Grady
    Pages 179-190
  14. Sajeesh Kumar
    Pages 191-193
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 195-200

About this book


Developments in telenursing are occurring at a great pace. In a very short time and driven by technical developments, the field of telenursing has become too extensive to be covered by only a small number of experts. As a consequence, there is a need for a broad overview of the field to enable the concepts to be understood by a wider population.
Telenursing is presented in such a way that it should make it accessible to anyone, independent of their knowledge of technology and has been written with contributions from a host of renowned international authorities in telenursing. Books on theoretical and technical aspects inevitably use technical jargon, and this book is no exception, but it is kept to a minimum in an effort to maximize clarity. Moreover the book has been organised systematically, thus ensuring that the content is concise and easy to read. Every chapter provides a comprehensive list of citations and references for further reading. Figure drawings and clinical photographs throughout the book illustrate and illuminate the text, providing readers with high-quality visual reference material. It is therefore appropriate for all professionals, including nurses, physicians, allied health professionals and computer scientists to help them understand the changes going on and how best to make use of them in practice.



Editors and affiliations

  • Sajeesh Kumar
    • 1
  • Helen Snooks
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Health &, Rehabilitation SciencesUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.CardiffUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Prof. Sajeesh Kumar, University of Pittsburgh has extensive telemedicine research experience in several countries. His multi-disciplinary expertise extends from medicine, e-medicine, electronic engineering, and biomedical engineering to computer science. Dr. Sajeesh has won several research awards, published scientific papers in acclaimed journals including Nature and Lancet. Some of these technologies have rolled out to clinicians. He is a member of the American Telemedicine Association, IEEE Computer Society and the International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health. Recently, he was conferred with the prestigious Premier’s Australia Day Award. Prof. Helen Snooks, Swansea University has research interests and expertise in the fields of Emergency Pre-hospital and Unscheduled Care, Clinical Audit and Effectiveness, and research support. The focus of her work is to plan, design and carry out evaluations of new models of service delivery which often involves changing roles and working across boundaries between service providers. In recent years, Prof Snooks has been involved in diverse studies concerning retention of nurses in the NHS, the organisation of primary care nursing, gastrointestinal services and health-related community development.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Telenursing
  • Editors Sajeesh Kumar
    Helen Snooks
  • Series Title Health Informatics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-85729-528-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-2707-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-85729-529-3
  • Series ISSN 1431-1917
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 202
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Informatics
    Health Administration
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From the reviews:

“In an era of increasingly restrictive health care reimbursement patterns coupled with rapidly changing patient demographics, Telenursing is an important text for readers considering taking part in the development and expansion of this evolving, technology-based model of care delivery. … The strength of this book is the clarity provided by the concise systematic structure the editors have established for the contributors’ chapter submissions. … Clinicians from all disciplines are well advised to understand and participate in the development of both telenursing and telehealth.” (Lisa Wentworth Smith, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 307 (1), January, 2012)